Portugal kick-starts their bid to qualify for Euro 2020


Reigning European champions Portugal kick-started their bid to qualify for Euro 2020 after beating serbia 4-2 in Belgrade on Saturday to secure their initial ending of the qualifying campaign.

Fernando Santos’ facet had started the defence of their title with 2 draws, however goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo timber place them second in group B on 5 points from 3 games.

They are eight points behind leaders Ukraine, who top the cluster unconquered having compete 5 times when their 3-0 drubbing of Republic of Lithuania.

The hosts’ goals came from Nikola Milenkovic and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Carvalho opened the evaluation following a defensive mistake within the Serbian simply before half-time.

Bruno Fernandes crossed into the realm, Serbia goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic dropped the ball when colliding along with his defenders and therefore the Real Betis midfielder finished easily.

The guests doubled their lead in 58th minute once Fernandes fed Valencia’s Guedes at the sting of the realm.

The forward then worked his well past Milenkovic, departure the right-back on his knees, before beating Dmitrovic with a robust high shot.

Portugal’s advantage was halved with twenty two minutes remaining as Milenkovic created up for his earlier mistake to go home a Dusan Tadic corner.

Felix then came off the bench with twenty minutes remaining for less than his second international look, and ten minutes later Ronaldo created it 3-1, Bernardo Sliva enjoying in a very through ball that the Juventus forward poked past Dmitrovic.

Mitrovic force another goal back with six minutes to play once he smashed past Rui Patricio with a right-footed effort.

But timber created positive of the points seconds later, swimmingly beating Dmitrovic and capping a due win.

On Tuesday Portugal head to unsuccessful Republic of Lithuania and Serbia visit lowly Luxembourg, who sit on top of them in group B on goal distinction.

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